Wednesday, May 22, 2019

20+ Epic DIY Fidget Toys That Will Keep Little Hands Busy

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Looking for how to make your own fidget toys? Try out one of these epic DIY fidget toys that are designed to keep little hands busy. There's things that spin, things to squeeze, and even homemade fidget ideas for the classroom.

Many kids are fidgety and need something to keep their hands busy.

They might bite their fingernails or twirl their hair, for instance. Or they might grab whatever is nearby and fiddle with that in their hands.

So if you have a fidgety kid like I do, then you'll love these 20+ homemade fidget toys for kids that also make great stimming ideas for autistic kids. They can be used at home, at school, or on the go. You'll find things that spin, things to squeeze, things to manipulate, and more on this list!

Ready to find out how to make your own fidget toys?

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Homemade Fidgets to Keep Little Fingers Busy

Do you have a child that is constantly moving something around in their hands? Then they'll love these homemade fidgets that are designed to keep fingers busy.

1. DIY Finger Fidget from Your Therapy Source

2. DIY Soda Tab Fidget from STEAMsational

3. DIY Fidget Bracelet with Built-In Marble Maze from de Jong Dream House

4. Homemade Duct Tape Endless Cube from Frugal Fun for Boys & Girls

5. DIY LEGO Fidget Cube from Lemon Lime Adventures

6. Homemade Rubber Band Fidget Ring from The OT Toolbox

7. DIY Fiddle Key Rings from Party Through the USA

8. Endless DIY LEGO Fidget from Lemon Lime Adventures

9. Yarn Dolls You Can Braid Over & Over from The Craft Train

10. DIY Zipper Bracelets from Moms & Crafters

11. DIY Fidget Zipper Pull from The OT Toolbox - If your child likes to chew on things, try this DIY chewable zipper pull instead.

How To Make Fidget Toys That Spin!

Many autistic people stim with things that spin (learn more about what stimming is here). There's just something so mesmerizing about things that spin around and around. Below you will find some awesome homemade fidgets that spin.

1. How to Build a LEGO Fidget Spinner from Frugal Fun for Boys & Girls

2. Easy DIY Fidget Spinner with Free Template from Red Ted Art

3. DIY Ninja Fidget Spinner from Red Ted Art

4. DIY Paper Spinners from Red Ted Art

Make Your Own Fidget Toys to Squeeze & Touch

If you have a tactile sensory seeker, then these DIY fidgets are perfect for you! You can squeeze, touch, and squish as much as you like with these awesome ideas.

1. DIY Pokemon Stress Balls

2. No Sew Mermaid Fabric Fidget Bag from Lemon Lime Adventures

3. DIY Emoji Squishies from The Chaos & the Clutter

DIY Fidget Toys for the School Classroom

Make a fidget for your child's desk, their chair, or their pencils with these brilliant DIY classroom fidget toys.

1. Homemade Stretchy Bands Foot Fidgets - Put this around the desk legs to use as a hand fidget or around chair legs to use as a foot fidget

2. DIY LEGO Spinner Pencil Topper from Teach Me Mommy

3. Homemade Desk Fidget Tool from The OT Toolbox

4. DIY Pencil Topper Fidget from The OT Toolbox

Other Fidget Resources You'll Love

DIY Chewelry Fidgets for the Kids Who Chew on Everything

Hand Games for Kids Who Like to Fidget

DIY Chewable Zipper Pull

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